We bought a bag of All Vegetarian Vegan Chicken Drumsticks to try. Here's what we thought of these frozen vegan wings.
All Vegetarian Vegan Chicken Drumsticks review
Dave and I love a wing, and we've been looking for a particular flavor and texture of drumsticks for ages.
Green Sprout, a vegan Chinese food restaurant here in Atlanta, used to have the best vegan drumsticks. They had a wooden dowel for the "bone," and the texture and flavor were just super on point.
Then, they must have changed suppliers, because their wings changed different. There was no "bone," and the texture was mushy.
Update: In April of 2021, Green Sprout closed its doors in Atlanta. We are devastated to see one of our favorite takeout spots go!
These All Vegetarian chicken drumsticks were our latest attempt to find those drumsticks we had been missing.
Instead of a dowel, they use a piece of sugarcane for the bone.
I thought the flavor of these was great, and I dug the texture. It wasn't quite as good to me as those Green Sprout drumsticks, but it hit the spot.
Dave, though, was not a fan. He was a lot more critical of the texture. The Green Sprout vegan drumsticks had more of a "skin" on them, which these All Vegetarian drumsticks were lacking, in his opinion.
I agree that they didn't have that super firm outside, but I didn't miss that part of the experience as much as Dave did. Though I'd be thrilled to find vegan drumsticks that deliver that texture we remember!
How to cook them
As you can probably guess, we made these in the air fryer. They were perfect cooked for 10 minutes at 400° F.
In the oven, you can bake these at 375° F for 12 minutes, turning once.
What are these vegan drumsticks made of?
These get their texture from soy protein and pea starch. The flavoring gets its sweetness and a molasses edge from brown sugar and other vegan seasonings.
According to GTFO It's Vegan's listing for these, they contain:
Non-GMO Textured Soybean protein, Non-GMO Soybean Protein (Powder), Pea Starch, Sugarcane Stick, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Non-GMO Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Vegan Seasoning.
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